Looking to get out of the city for a weekend? Or maybe you just need a break from home, where we’ve all been spending a lot more time lately thanks to a little thing called Covid.
There’s a town called Goulburn an hour’s drive away that’s got plenty to offer.
I can already hear what you’re thinking, it’s the place with the big sheep off the highway. It’s known for the Big Merino, but there’s so much more to my hometown than that, and I’ve compiled a list of all the things you can do in Goulburn, and yes, one of them is visiting the Big Sheep.
- Visit Belmore Park
It’s beautifully maintained with plenty of flowers, statues, a rotunda, and a playground for the kids to run around after a few hours in the car. Opposite the historic Courthouse, and close to plenty of café’s, it’s the perfect place to stop.
- Check out the Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum
Head up the hill for a spectacular view of Goulburn and plenty of history.
- See the Historic Cathedrals
I’m no history or architect buff, but even I can appreciate Goulburn’s stunning Cathedrals. Check out St Saviour’s Cathedral, and St Peter and Paul’s both within walking distance of the main street.
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The Catholic Church of Saints Peter & Paul (1890), located on the corner of Bourke and Verner Streets in @goulburnaustralia. It is believed to be the only green sandstone cathedral in the world, with the Diorite Porphyrite stone being sourced from a local quarry. #rightnowingoulburn #goulburn #goulburnnsw #goulburnaustralia #history #historicbuilding #heritagearchitecture
- Relax and see the latest flicks at Lilac City Cinema
This Goulburn gem is one of my favourite places in town. It’s a family run business that has all the best movies to see, an amazing snack bar and tickets are ONLY 9 dollars. I repeat 9 dollars.
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Gone & went TO SEE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF @STARWARS SATURDAY NIGHT WITH @DANIELARTISS AND WE BOTH WENT IN THINKING THIER DEF BE some TICKETS BUT THEY MOVED THE FILM INTO THE SMALLER ROOM SO TICKETS WERE LIMITED THEY RAN OUT SO WE DECIDED TO PURCHASE TICKETS 4 sunday bINSTEAD AS WE WERE IN LINE A BLOKE FROM A GROUP CAME OVER AND ASKED ARE WE SEEING STARS WARS & I WAS LIKE YES we are. AND HE JUST GAVE US 2 SPARE TICKETS COUDLNT BELEIVE IT . JUST GOES TO SHOW THIER IS STILL DECENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD DURING A PANDEMIC. when thiers many people that choose to act wrongly. #passitforward I will be #starwars #theempirestrikesback #covid_19 #friends #goodpeople #helpingothers #passingitforward #liaccitycinema #movies
- Stroll down the main street and grab something unique at a boutique store.
Goulburn’s got so many gorgeous stores along the main street selling locally and Aussie made products. Something Special, Vintage House, Country Outfitters and Your Home Matters to name a few.
- Get your motor running at Wakefield Park Raceway
A perfect stop in for all the rev heads. Head to a track day to catch some action.
- Get lost in the piles of books and vinyl records at the Argyle Emporium.
A hidden gem within walking distance of Auburn Street is the Argyle Emporium. It’s rumoured to stock over half a million second hand books, along with hundreds of vinyl records and collectables. The perfect spot for all my fellow book worms.
- See the Big Merino
Conveniently located on the edge of town by a few petrol stations and fast food stores, you can’t come to Goulburn without taking a selfie in front of the sheep.
If you’ve got any other places in Goulburn you love to visit let us know on our Facebook Page!